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GRS Professional Recruitment Solutions LTD

GRS is recognised as a top recruitment firm and the largest recruiter in Cyprus.

Managing a vast range of career opportunities in Cyprus and Malta, we mix our unrivalled expertise, specific industry knowledge, exceptional online presence and an extensive network with the largest candidate database, giving our clients access to the best human capital and talent.

Since 2005 we have placed thousands of candidates to advance their careers and meet our client’s strategic objectives. Our high quality service is consistently committed to excellence where confidentiality, for both client and candidate, are at the forefront of our priorities. In this highly competitive market where finding and retaining top talent can be incredibly challenging, it has never been more critical to engage the services of GRS.

The GRS Group provides solutions in Recruitment, Executive Search, HR and Payroll Outsourcing.

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Insights | 10 April 2019

Steve Slocombe

Steve Slocombe
Steve Slocombe

Steve Slocombe

Founder & Director

Steve graduated in Law (LLB) from Manchester Metropolitan University before joining Hays Plc where he set up and headed their very successful property recruitment division in the West End of London. Having built up a successful team Steve moved on to work for the US recruiter Spherion in London where he specialised in placing Qualified Accountants out of the Top 4 into FTSE top 50 companies. Having decided to move to Cyprus, Steve established a new office for an international consultancy in Cyprus, before setting up GRS in 2004. At the beginning the business was run out of the spare bedroom of his house and now GRS has offices in Cyprus and Malta and is the market leader in Cyprus for recruitment and payroll services. For the last 15 years GRS has provided permanent and temporary recruitment solutions and payroll services to some of the world’s leading companies operating in Cyprus and Malta.

Nicoletta Demetriou, FCCA

Director – Accounts & Payroll

Our payroll and accounting team is led by Nicoletta Demetriou who joined GRS in March 2013 from the Top 4 where she was the firm’s ‘Payroll Champion’. A Fellow of the ACCA and a member of the Cyprus Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Nicoletta has 14 years’ experience of running payroll and accounting services for international and local companies in Cyprus. Since 2005 GRS have provided Permanent and Temporary Recruitment services and Payroll Solutions to companies that range from start-ups, SME’s through to some of the world most recognised brands. Nicoletta is part of the Management Team of the GRS Group and is actively involved in the strategy and planning of the group. Nicoletta is fluent in Greek and English.

Hayley Buckle

Director of Recruitment

Hayley joined GRS in 2013 after relocating to Cyprus from the UK, she is a dedicated ambitious and focused Recruitment Director with a proven track record in building successful and long term business relationships with clients. Hayley consistently delivers an outstanding service to candidates looking for their next career move in Cyprus and has acquired a legendary status in Cyprus as the ‘go to person’ in the FX and Fintech industries in Cyprus.  As a Recruitment Director and part of the Management Team Hayley is a great leader and motivator to both the Cyprus and Malta teams and is heavily involved in the strategy and direction of the business. Hayley is a keen networker who regularly attends market related events to expand her knowledge of the industries in which she recruits and the demands/challenges of the recruitment landscape in Cyprus.

Lorraine Brown

Business Support Manager

Lorraine joined GRS in 2015 as a temporary Resourcer bringing with her a wealth of international experience from her Recruitment Career in London and Dubai. Lorraine began her career in 2005 initially in the IT sector before moving into the evolving world of digital media. During her time in the Middle East Lorraine recruited in the Sales and Marketing sector recruiting Senior Sales professionals across a number of industry industries including; Media, Events/Exhibitions, FMCG, Automotive, Healthcare and Corporate B2B. Lorraine’s role at GRS has developed rapidly since 2015 and she is responsible for the Candidate Resourcing Teams for Cyprus and Malta as well as heading up the running of the Operations of the business. Ensuring that the operations of the front and back offices integrate and work as one smooth operation. As part of the Management Team her position contributes to the continued success of GRS across Cyprus and Malta ensuring that we deliver outstanding service to both candidates and clients. Lorraine is also the Data Protection Officer for GRS and works closely with the Director on a number of ad-hoc projects in the business.

Miranda Nikodemou, ACCA

Finance & Contracts Manager

Miranda is a top 4 ACCA qualified accountant with excellent experience gained in all aspects of accounting, reporting and payroll. Miranda manages the accounting and finance activities of GRS Recruitment in Cyprus and Malta. In addition, Miranda is responsible for the contract administration and on-boarding of all temporary workers outsourced to clients of GRS in Cyprus and Malta.   Miranda is fluent in Greek and English.

Ross Pitman

Business Manager – Cyprus

Ross joined GRS in 2016 as Executive Recruitment Consultant and was promoted to Senior Consultant in record time before being further promoted to a Business Manager.

Ross began his recruitment career with Brook Street Bureau in the UK managing a large city centre contract employment desk. With a diverse client portfolio Ross built his experience in working with both government and private sector companies, providing staff from entry to senior management level.  He then went on to spend a decade working for the world’s largest tourism company TUI. During this time Ross worked across Europe in hotel operations, resort management and business development for the group’s biggest airline. As Business Manager, Ross uses his proven technical and corporate communications knowledge to develop and grow the GRS client base by marketing our 360 Human Resource services. Ross solidifies GRS’ presence in the local marketplace through consistent networking and participation in membership organisation/industry events.

Living in Cyprus since 2010 Ross brings his passion in client relationship management, business development and recruitment knowledge to the GRS Cyprus.

Nikoletta Constantinou

Senior Recruitment Consultant – Cyprus

Nikoletta qualified as an Accountant with the Top 4 before deciding on a career change into recruitment. With a strong work ethic and a true passion for helping both candidates and clients she is confident working at all levels. Nicoletta’s professional background has meant she is regarded as a value-adding business partner in meeting the human capital needs of both clients and candidates. Nikoletta joined GRS in early 2017 as an Executive consultant and has soon been recognised as a key member of our team and through her results and enthusiasm has been promoted to Senior Consultant in 2018. Nikoletta is fluent in Greek and English.

George Kimonos

Executive Recruitment Consultant – Cyprus

George is an experienced recruiter who began his career with the Adecco Group in their London headquarters where he worked on both permanent and temporary contract recruitment.  George later made the move to Cyprus in 2016 where he joined GRS Recruitment as an Executive Consultant.   Holding a degree in Accounting & Finance, George has great knowledge of the professional services landscape and is an excellent relationship builder who is well experienced to assist with any recruitment needs.  Since joining he has built up a diverse portfolio of clients within Corporate Services, Accounting, Forex, Retail and FMCG across Limassol and Nicosia and has assisted these local and multinational clients in building their teams.

Elena Tambouri

Senior Recruitment Consultant – Cyprus

Elena is an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with an energetic and competitive manner. Elena completed a degree in Management Studies (BA) and an MSc in Human Resource Management and Training at the University of Leicester, UK.  A CIPD qualified individual with exceptional HR qualities Elena previously worked as in-house HR within the Fin Tech, IT and Forex sectors. Her strengths are to identify client needs and delivering to tight deadlines while building and maintaining great relationships. Elena joined GRS in June 2018 and very quickly delivered an outstanding performance, breaking company records. Elena is fluent in Greek and English.

Nasreen Kawash

Senior Recruitment Consultant - Cyprus

Nasreen is an international professional having worked in Cyprus, London and Dubai and speaks English, Greek, Arabic and French fluently.  With a wealth of experience in developing client relationships and delivering training solutions to local and multinational organizations Nasreen has joined GRS as a Senior Consultant. Through her passion of Emotional Intelligence Nasreen has built trusted partnerships with a range of international organizations at a senior Executive level.

Maria Christofi

Senior Recruitment Consultant – Cyprus

Maria started her career with a specialist construction recruitment agency in London where she progressed to Team Manager over her 6 years within the company.  Maria managed the full recruitment cycle sourcing and placing junior to senior level candidates in vacancies within her sector. Maria who is fluent in Greek & English joined GRS in 2018 as a Senior Recruitment Consultant with a focus on our Construction and Property Development clients.

Michelle Cooper

Managing Consultant, Malta

Michelle has joined GRS Recruitment, Malta as Managing Consultant, originally from the UK Michelle has lived in Malta for two years, where she has worked within the recruitment industry, gaining a good understanding of the market and an excellent network of professionals in Malta.

Michelle previously worked and gained experience in a number of sectors including Aviation, Legal, Legacy, Accounting and Treasury in London which gives her a good insight into the requirements of her clients. She also has an avid interest in the Gaming and Blockchain industry which is a fundamental part of Malta’s rapidly growing economy.

Joelle Jabbour

Payroll and Recruitment Consultant, Malta

Joelle Joined GRS coming from a Technical background where she worked for Thomson Reuters as a Training Team Leader and Technical Specialist. Prior to this, Joelle gained experience in the Forex industry where she worked for well-established investment brokerage and Fintech firms.

Joelle Holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Finance. Fluent in Arabic, English and French Joelle has a thirst for knowledge and is currently completing a PHD in Islamic Finance.

Annita Paliou

HR Recruitment Resourcer, Malta

Annita holds a BSc in Psychology from University of Manchester and MSc in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behavior with distinction from the Cyprus International Institute of Management. After gaining experience as an HR Consultant in one of the Big Four consultancy firms Annita joined the Limassol team at GRS as a Consultant in 2014 where she recruited top talent candidates across a range of sectors such as legal, accounting/audit, corporate/fiduciary, financial services, banking and Forex.  Annita was heavily involved in two major recruitment projects during this time.  After taking some time off to start a family Annita has returned to the GRS Group and now works within our Malta team acquiring talent for top firms within Malta including Legal, Corporate, Accounting, IT, Crypto and Gaming.

Laura Constantinou

Senior Recruitment Resourcer

Laura started her career with the world’s largest tourism company TUI and after a few years she moved to the company’s airline. In 2001 she relocated to Cyprus remaining in the tourism industry until 2011 when she commenced a career within a corporate company specializing in contracting, payroll services and solutions. Laura Joined GRS in 2017 and her role now entails making the first initial contact with candidates introducing the services of GRS, discussing their needs and potential career opportunities, Laura also assists the recruitment team helping them source and identify candidates for various roles.

Lucianna Zodo

Recruitment Resourcer

Lucianna has a BS degree in Business Administration and a Masters specialising in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour from CIIM (Cyprus International Institute of Management). Lucianna works on the Business Support team at GRS assisting the team of Cyprus and Malta consultants by managing an extensive candidate database and attracting new talent through resourcing initiatives.  Lucianna speaks native English and Greek and has fluency in both Italian and French enabling her to communicate effectively with our diverse local and international candidate portfolio.

Cristiana Christophorou

Front Desk Manager

Cristiana joined GRS from the hospitality industry, graduating in Hotel Management & Business Operations in the UK. With over 20 years of experience in customer service roles, front office and duty Management positions in leading 5 star hotels; Cristiana also worked in the real estate market before moving to Paris for over 2 years working as a PA. Cristiana returned to Cyprus to continue her passion in the hotel industry holding a Management level role leading a team of 20. Cristiana is fluent in Greek & English and manages our front desk team and brings a vast understanding of customer service, event management and Executive administration to the business.

Michelle Hadjiyerou

Front Desk Assistant

Michelle started her career in the Travel and Tourism industry working for one of the UK’s Largest Tour operators in London. She began her career within the company and she became an integral part of the business gaining valuable experience within Customer Service and Administration.

Having decided to join her family in Cyprus, Michelle who is fluent in Greek & English moved to Limassol in 2018 and joined GRS as Front Desk Assistant where she greets all clients and candidates over the phone and face to face, assists in the running of the office and is a key member of the support team keeping our database updated and promotes our live vacancies through our website and on Social media.

Victoria Slocombe

Administration Support

Victoria joined our administration team in 2015 after completing high school and a work experience period at our company. Victoria works part-time supporting the recruiting team with database administration support. A sensible, professional and enthusiastic member of the admin support team.

Olga Mezou

Accountant, GRS Group

Olga is an integral member of the GRS/Fairfax Yeaman Accounting Team and has a wealth of experience servicing client’s accounts in Cyprus. Before joining the GRS Group, Olga spent most of her career working for a top four accounting firm where she held the position of Manager and prior to this as an accountant within a shipping company. Olga has many years’ experience servicing a wide range of international and local company’s accounting needs including bookkeeping, administration and corporate compliance. Olga is Fluent in Greek and English.

Eirini Mantzavela

Accountant

Eirini is an experienced Accountant with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. Skilled in Cash Flow, Fixed Assets, Management, Financial Accounting, and Consolidation.  She is a strong accounting professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Economics from Aristoteleion Panepistimion Thessalonikis. Eirini joined the GRS Group in the Fairfax Yeaman business in 2017 where she supports the outsourced client payroll function as well as managing clients bookkeeping needs in Cyprus. Eirini is fluent in Greek and English.

Despina Antoniou

Accounts and Payroll

Despoina has completed her ACCA and joined the GRS Group in 2017 directly from the Top Four.

Despoina has extensive experience in payroll services as well as bookkeeping services with local and international clients in Cyprus. Despoina’s experience and expertise enhanced the provision of Fairfax Yeamans’s existing services and strengthens the team to keep the work quality standards high. Despina is fluent in Greek and English.

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Contact Information

Limassol (head office)

Agathangelou Business Centre, 101 Gladstonos Street, Limassol, 3032, Cyprus

Tel: (+357) 25 342 720
Fax: (+357) 25 342 718
Email: limassol@grsrecruitment.com
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Nicosia

Clarion House, 25 Aphrodite Street, Nicosia, 1060, Cyprus

Tel: (+357) 22 769 369
Fax: (+357) 25 342 718

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Malta

5th Floor, 115A Msida Valley Road, Birkirkara, Malta, BKR 9024

Tel: (+356) 212 40150
Fax: (+357) 25 342 718

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